Received 20 October 2013
aDepartment of Chemistry, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1/3, Moscow 119991, Russian Federation,bBelarussian State University, Phys. Chem. Problems Res. Inst., 14 Leningradskaya St, Minsk 220030, Republic of Belarus, and cInstitute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii Prosp. 31, Moscow 119991, Russian Federation
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In the title structure, [Ti2(C16H16N2O2)2O2]·2CHCl3, the Ti atom is coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry by the O,N,N',O' donor set of the salalen ligand and by two 2-oxide O atoms, which bridge two Ti(salalen) fragments into a centrosymmetric dimeric unit. In the central Ti2(2-O)2 fragment, the metal-oxygen distances are significantly different [1.7962 (19) and 1.9292 (19) Å]. In the crystal, the chloroform molecule is anchored via an N-HCl and a bifurcated C-H(O,O) hydrogen bond. Slipped - stacking [shortest CC distance = 3.585 (4) Å] and C-H interactions contribute to the coherence of the structure.
For general background to the chemistry affording the tetradentate salalen ligand, see: Matsumoto et al. (2005, 2007). For the crystal structure of a salalen complex, see: Taylor et al. (2006). For the structure of the parent titanium salen compound, see: Tsuchimoto (2001). For our previous work on titanium(IV) complexes with polydentate N,O-ligands, see: Zaitsev et al. (2006, 2008).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2008); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2008); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: QK2062 ).
This work was partially supported by the RFBR (project 12-03-90020-Bel_a) and a grant from the President of the Russian Federation to support the research of young Russian scientists and doctors (MD-3634.2012.3).
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